SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 20

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 20

Nichols, Spencer and Bowman named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — TORONTO (October 30th, 2018) – Matt Nichols, Diontae Spencer and John Bowman were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 20 of the CFL’s 2018 season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

QB | MATT NICHOLS | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Quarterback Matt Nichols kept a steady hand at the wheel to lead Winnipeg to a 29-21 win over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night.

Nichols threw for 358 yards, going 24-for-33 and scoring two touchdowns.

After setting up Justin Medlock for two field goals, Nichols hit pay dirt in the third quarter with a quick five-play, 81-yard drive that culimated in a big 50-yard pass to Darvin Adams for a touchdown.

The six-year CFL veteran kept things rolling on Winnipeg’s next drive, going deep again – this time with a 60-yard pass to Drew Wolitarsky for another major. Nichols put Medlock in position for another field goal to cement the win that ensured Winnipeg’s place in the playoffs.

Nichols has 3,146 passing yards this season, fifth overall among quarterbacks despite playing just 14 games. He has 18 passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.  

REC | DIONTAE SPENCER | OTTAWA REDBLACKS

Receiver Diontae Spencer helped the Ottawa REDBLACKS win the East Division with their 30-13 victory against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday.

Spencer collected two touchdowns at Tim Hortons Field, tallying 116 receiving yards on just four receptions. He also gave the REDBLACKS 130 punt return yards on five returns, averaging 26 yards per return.

In the first quarter, Spencer caught a three-yard pass for a successful two-point conversion after teammate Greg Ellingson’s touchdown.

Midway through the second frame, Spencer snagged his own after a 24-yard pass from quarterback Trevor Harris.

Spencer capped off the game with a huge 79-yard catch in the third quarter, running it all the way into the end zone.

Spencer has 1,007 receiving yards, 81 receptions and seven touchdowns in 17 games this year.

DE | JOHN BOWMAN | MONTREAL ALOUETTES

In what was rumoured to be his final home game in Montreal, defensive end John Bowman contributed to a big win for the Alouettes.

Bowman collected two defensive tackles, including a quarterback sack. He also notched two fumble returns, including a fumble return touchdown in the 40-10 victory.

In the second quarter Bowman, who played his entire CFL career in Montreal, pounced on a blocked Toronto field goal, recovering it and gaining momentum for the Alouettes.

The former Wingate Bulldog sacked Toronto quarterback James Franklin in the fourth quarter for his 126th career sack, tying Stewart Hill for seventh on the all-time sack list.

As the game wound down, Bowman’s teammate Ryan Brown forced a fumble deep in Toronto’s end – Bowman recovered the fumble in the end zone, scoring his first career touchdown.

Bowman registered 31 defensive tackles, five sacks, one touchdown and one forced fumble this year.

SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!

Zach Collaros won Week 19 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

 

Rank

 

Player

 

2018 Points Total

Points Breakdown

1st place points

2nd place points

3rd place points

Fan Choice Points

Monthly Points

1

Mike Reilly

625

300

50

25

-

250

2

Jeremiah Masoli

435

-

100

25

10

200

3

Andrew Harris

345

100

-

25

20

200

T-4

Kamar Jorden

300

-

100

-

-

200

T-4

Duke Williams

300

100

50

-

-

150

6

Adam Bighill

280

200

50

-

30

-

T-7

Charleston Hughes

210

100

-

-

10

100

T-7

Bo Levi Mitchell

210

200

-

-

10

-

T-7

Lewis Ward

210

100

50

-

10

50

10

William Powell

200

100

-

-

-

100

11

Zach Collaros

160

100

50

-

10

-

T-12

Trevor Harris

150

100

-

50

-

-

T-12

Brad Sinopoli

150

-

100

-

-

50

14

Brandon Banks

145

100

-

25

20

-

15

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

110

100

-

-

10

-

T-16

CJ Gable

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-16

Willie Jefferson

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-16

Matt Nichols

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-16

DeVier Posey

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-20

Kevin Fogg

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-20

Chris Streveler

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

Davon Coleman

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Jonathon Jennings

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Travis Lulay

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Nick Marshall

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Bryant Mitchell

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Anthony Orange

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Diontae Spencer

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-29

Reggie Begelton

35

-

-

23

10

-

T-29

Micah Johnson

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-29

Jovan Santos-Knox

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-29

Jordan Williams-Lambert

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-33

Boris Bede

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

John Bowman

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Bryan Burnham

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Ja’Gared Davis

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

SJ Green

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Chris Rainey

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Luke Tasker

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Don Unamba

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Derel Walker

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

James Wilder Jr.

25

-

-

25

-

-

 

2018 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Week

1st

2nd

3rd

1

Charleston Hughes (SSK)*

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Derel Walker (EDM)

2

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)

Chris Streveler (WPG)*

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

3

CJ Gable (EDM)

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)*

Boris Bede (MTL)

4

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

James Wilder Jr. (TOR)

5

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Travis Lulay (BC)

Micah Johnson (CGY)*

6

Andrew Harris (WPG)*

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

Trevor Harris (OTT)

7

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Lewis Ward (OTT)

Jovan Santos-Knox (WPG)*

8

McLeod Bethel-Thompson (TOR)*

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

SJ Green (TOR)

9

Trevor Harris (OTT)

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Chris Rainey (BC)

10

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Nick Marshall (SSK)

Jordan Williams-Lambert (SSK)*

11

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)*

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

Ja’Gared Davis (CGY)

12

Brandon Banks (HAM)*

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

Luke Tasker (HAM)

13

Mike Reilly (EDM)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Brandon Banks (HAM)*

14

William Powell (OTT)

Anthony Orange (BC)

Reggie Begelton (CGY)*

15

Lewis Ward (OTT)*

Jonathon Jennings (BC)

Bryan Burnham (BC)

16

Zach Collaros (SSK)

Kevin Fogg (WPG)*

Don Unamba (HAM)

17

Willie Jefferson (SSK)

Davon Coleman (BC)

Andrew Harris (WPG)*

18

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Bryant Mitchell (EDM)

Mike Reilly (EDM)

19

DeVier Posey (BC)

Zach Collaros (SSK)*

Trevor Harris (OTT)

20

Matt Nichols (WPG)

Diontae Spencer (OTT)

John Bowman (MTL)

 

2018 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Month

1st

2nd

3rd

June

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

July

Andrew Harris (WPG)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

August

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

Charleston Hughes (SSK)

Mike Reilly (EDM)

September

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

William Powell (OTT)

Lewis Ward (OTT)

 

Clare Hutchinson Communications Coordinator at Canadian Football League